At least on plane flights.
Passengers booking flights on the airline can now see a child icon that shows which of the other flyers are traveling with kids between the age of 8 days and 2 years old, according to CNN.
This means travelers can minimize their chances of having to deal with a crying baby or bratty kid that keeps kicking the back of a seat.
This may sound like a godsend, but USA Today warns not to take the map as gospel, since the icon only appears when customers with children on a flight purchase seats directly from the airline’s website.
Also, the icons may not show up properly if there is a change in aircraft.
Still, even the possibility of a peaceful flight is definitely appealing to some travelers who suffered through a miserable ones because of small children.
Thank you, @JAL_Official_jp for warnings me about where babies plan to scream and yell during a 13 hour trip. This really ought to be mandatory across the board.— Rahat Ahmed ✈️ Tokyo (@dequinix) September 24, 2019
Please take note, @qatarairways: I had 3 screaming babies next to me on my JFK-DOH flight two weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/kQYQFIqqCD
Some folks also are saying that displaying tolerance and empathy would serve passengers better than a baby map.
They are babies as we all once were. We need to learn tolerance or will soon start needing a map of seat locations for mouth breathers, droolers, farters, drunks, and perhaps a lot more things in life. What ever happened to life's surprises 😉?— GS (@gsundar) September 26, 2019
I’ve had far more flights with idiotic adults than screaming babies. 18+ flights are a great idea, keeps the dickheads all on the same flight.— Adam Harrison (@danascully73) September 26, 2019
More importantly, could they let us know where you are sitting? I'm guessing a baby screaming is less tedious...